Novels

In Sunlight and In Shadow

Entrancing in its lyricism, In Sunlight and in Shadow so powerfully draws you into New York at the dawn of the modern age that, as in a vivid dream, you will not want to leave. In 1946, Harry Copeland has returned after fighting in the 82nd Airborne from North Africa all the way to the Elbe. Reluctantly assuming . . . Learn more >

Winter’s Tale

Set in New York at the beginning and the end of the twentieth century, Winter´s Tale unfolds with such great narrative force and beauty that a reader can feel that its world is more real than his own. Standing alone on the page before the book begins are the words, I have been to another world, and come back . . . Learn more >

A Soldier of the Great War

In the summer of 1964, Alessandro Giuliani, an old and partially lame professor of aesthetics —white hair and mustaches, white suit, cane— is thrown off a trolley on the outskirts of Rome after he comes to the defense of a young and semi-literate factory worker who has irritated the driver . . . Learn more >

Freddy & Fredericka

One of the oldest themes in literature is that of gods, heroes, and kings who go incognito into the world – Baucis and Philemon, The Odyssey, Henry V, The Prince and the Pauper, et al. And perhaps the oldest form of literature is the Romance . . . the dominant approach until the advent and triumph of realism in the . . . Learn more >

Memoir From Antproof Case

A roman à clef of sorts, Memoir From Antproof Case is the story of a narrator who never reveals his name even as he confesses the secret that has shaped his life. This life begins with the killing (in self-defense) of a man on a New York Central train, and following as the result, adolescence in a Swiss mental asylum . . . Learn more >

Refiner’s Fire

Born on an illegal immigrant ship off the coast of Palestine, Marshall Pearl is immediately orphaned and soon brought to America, where he grows up amidst fascinating and idiosyncratic privilege that is, however, not nearly as influential in regard to his formation as the pull of his origins . . . Learn more >